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Sump Pump

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Routine Care Task

Check operation and clear strainer screen

Priority

This task ensures proper operation of sump pump, which reduces risk of serious water damage.

Timing: 

October (yearly)


NOTE: The tasks and timings shown here for your Sump Pump are based on a single-family home (owned), located in Massachusetts, United States, with priority set at ‘1 star' or higher, for all possible goals.


If you set your personalization differently in your Home Wizard app, then you may get reminders for different tasks and timings in your recommended home care program for your Sump Pump.

How To

sump pump care Check the inlet suction screen to be sure it is not blocked or plugged with debris. Clean out as necessary.

To check operation of the sump pump motor, pour water into the drain area and see if the motor turns on when the float rises with the water level. Repair as necessary.

Helpful Accessories

Water Detector - Non-cellular
Water Detector - Non-cellular

Alarm sounds for up to 72 hours with direct water contact

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Water Detector - Cellular
Water Detector - Cellular

Water leak monitoring and alarm system accessible in a web browser

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Plastic Drop Cloth
Plastic Drop Cloth

Protects against paint spatter, water, dust, wind and dirt

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Duct Tape
Duct Tape

A heavy-duty duct tape is designed for long-term, permanent, exterior repairs

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Benefits

  • Avoiding Unscheduled Repairs
  • Health & Safety
  • Maintaining Value

The benefits of this task are high, in that it helps to prevent very costly water damage, especially if you have a finished basement.

Costs

The cost of this task is low from an investment of time standpoint, as once you have done it the first time, it is much easier the next. It should only take about 30 minutes to complete.

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